These are the books longlisted for the UK's most prestigious non-fiction award

Tuesday 22 September 2015 10:00
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A first-hand account of life inside notorious detention centre Guantanamo Bay is one of 12 books to be nominated for the non-fiction award, the Samuel Johnson prize.

The other books making up the wide-ranging longlist are:

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life – Jonathan Bate

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance – Robert Gildea

Landmarks – Robert Macfarlane

The Planet Remade – Oliver Morton

Guantanamo Diary – Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia – Peter Pomerantsev

They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper – Bruce Robinson

The Four-Dimensional Human – Laurence Scott

Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently – Steve Silberman

The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq – Emma Sky

Black Earth – Tim Snyder

This Divided Island – Samanth Subramanian

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